ASoIaF Reread - Feb. 11 - Feb. 17

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    Welcome to the ASoIaF 2007 TFF Reread!

    From start to finish thus far, A Song of Ice and Fire contains 271 chapters. We have approximately 50 weeks to complete the reread if we want to be finished before 2009. That's 5.42 chapters per week. I think we should try to read 6 chapters a week. If we're lucky A Dance With Dragons will be out before the end of the year, at which time I'd really like to have the reread finished.

    This will be a casual reread. Anyone is welcome to quit or join at any time. For the sake of convienance I'll post links to the www.towerofthehand.com chapter summaries that coordinate with the chapters we are reading that week.

    Post your favorite or least favorite moments, favorite or least favorite quotes, character discussions, legitimate or crackpot theories, predictions and general comments about the assigned chapters.


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    ASoIaF Book 1
    A Game of Thrones


    Assigned Chapters: (Click Chapter Name for Summary)

    19. CATELYN IV
    20. JON III
    21. EDDARD IV
    22. TYRION III
    23. ARYA II
    24. DAENERYS III
     
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    Sorry this is posted so late. I wanted time to catch up and make some fun comments on the other reread sections!
     
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    CATELYN

    Once again, I don't have anything highlighted in Catelyn's chapter. She has an interesting character but she's a bit of a 'pity party' to read.


    JON

    "...In his mind's eye he saw Ben Stark lying dead, his blood red on the snow."
    Is this a vision? If so, how did Benjen go from corpse to Coldhands? IS Benjen Coldhands? What do you think?

    "[Jon] knew nothing of his mother; Eddard Stark would not talk of her. Yet he dreamed of her at times, so often that he could almost see her face. In his dreams, she was beautiful, and highborn, and her eyes were kind."
    If Martin is trying to give us a hint, then this description would count Wylla out. She was a wet nurse, and NOT highborn. Unfortunately, it could still describe Ashara OR Lyanna.

    "'...Why is it that when one man builds a wall, the next man immediately needs to know what's on the other side?'" [Tyrion]

    "Alliser Thorne overheard him. 'Lord Snow wants to take my place now.' He sneered. 'I'd have an easier time teaching a wolf to juggle than you will training this aurochs.'
    'I'll take that wager, Ser Alliser,' Jon said. 'I'd love to see Ghost juggle.'"

    EDDARD

    "'You must forgive me, but sometimes you look the very image of your brother Robert.' [Eddard]
    'A poor copy,' Renly said with a shrug.
    'Though much better dressed,' Littlefinger quipped. 'Lord Renly spends more on clothing than half the ladies of the court.'"
    Renly is gay. Yep.

    "'This is not the way to my chambers,' Ned said.
    'Did I say it was? I'm leading you to the dungeon to slit your throat and seal your corpse up behind a wall,' Littlefinger replied, his voice dripping with sarcasm."
    I know he's sort of a creepy wannabe pedophile later in the series, but I really do love Littlefinger. So clever! Also, I really do feel like he has the Stark's (specifically Sansa's) best interest at heart.
    I wonder if there will be some encounter between Littlefinger and Stoneheart?


    "'Follow me. There are niches cut in the rock. Try not to fall to your death, Catelyn would never understand.' With that, he was over the side of the cliff, descending as quick as a monkey."
    Oh my goodness! I totally missed this detail. Of course Peytr is behind Sansa's escape. He may be the only one who knew about this escape route, the route Sansa takes with Dontos at the end of SoS (I think). :D

    "Ned was lost. 'Catelyn is truly here? This is not some strange jape of Littlefinger's?' He sheathed his blade.
    'Would that it were, Stark,' Littlefinger said. 'Follow me, and try to look a shade more lecherous and a shade less like the King's Hand. It would not do to have you recognized. Perhaps you could fondle a breast or two, just in passing.'"

    (Other chapters later. My fingers are tired of typing right now. :))